The Meadowthorpe Academic Team has been the overall winner in the Regional in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013!
Calling All 4th & 5th Graders
What: Governor’s Cup Academic Team
When: Wednesday, October 23rd
Where: Meadowthorpe Elementary School
2012-2013 Academic Team
Ms. Fister & Mr. Chesnes
The Academic Team was recognized at the Fayette County Board Meeting on Monday, April 28th for winning the Governor's Cup.
WAY TO GO MUSTANGS! Check out the 2013 Governor's Cup results here! Congratulations on a great season!
ACADEMIC TEAM IN A NUTSHELL
Here at Meadowthorpe School we have an Academic Team and Future Problem Solving Team for our fourth and fifth graders. Our guidelines are governed by Kentucky Association for Academic Competition. More information can be found at http://www.kaac.com
Our Academic Team consists of several different categories:
Quick Recall: Similar in concept to the television “Jeopardy”. Students answer questions based on Kentucky core content. Team members use a buzzer system and try to beat the clock and the opposing team with the correct answer.
Written Tests: Written assessment features examinations in five content areas:
- Social Studies
- Arts and Humanities
- Language Arts
Composition: Students complete on demand writing activities. They may be asked to write a personal narrative or defend a position.
Future Problem Solving: This is a four person team that participates in a six-step problem solving process to solve complex scientific and social problems of the future. Seeks to increase awareness for the future and encourages creativity in students. This team of students will have an extra practice session each week.
Meadowthorpe will participate in:
- Quick Recall scrimmages against other Fayette County Schools. There will then be a Fayette county Quick Recall competition.
- Governor’s Cup District and Regional Competition
About this page
- Author: C. Grieme
- Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013